This simple tutorial is going to show you how to install the latest build of Liferea News Feeds in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives via PPA.

As you may know, Liferea is a simple desktop news aggregator for online news feeds. There are many other news readers available, but these others are not available for Linux or require many extra libraries to be installed. Liferea tries to fill this gap by creating a fast, easy to use, easy to install news aggregator for GTK/GNOME.


Distinguishing Features:

  • Read articles when offline.
  • Synchronizes with TheOldReader (since 1.10)
  • Synchronizes with TinyTinyRSS (since 1.8)
  • Permanently save headlines in news bins.
  • Match items using search folders.
  • Play Podcasts in Liferea

Install Liferea in Ubuntu:

The default Liferea version in Ubuntu Software Center is old. To install the latest builds, besides building from the source, you can use a Launchpad PPA to make the install easy.

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one to add the PPA and install Liferea from that repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install liferea

That’s it. Enjoy!